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Hand Painted Clive Christian Kitchen- Glasgow- Scotland- Traditional Painter The Original Network Of Specialist Kitchen Painters.

Listed under Blog, hand-painted furniture, hand-painted kitchen, John Lyons Posted Oct 26 2022

John Lyons is Traditional Painters recommended specialist kitchen painter based in Glasgow, He covers most areas of main land Scotland and the isles. With many years of experience in hand painting kitchens John can cater for all your requirements from a small to a large kitchen while meeting your budget and producing a quality painted kitchen you will be pround of. Transforming your hand painted kitchen into a masterpiece of colour.

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This is a wonderful Clive Christian kitchen fitted approximately 10 years ago in a new built house in Glasgow. Johns client purchased the house sometime ago and wished to update the painted units with the extensive kitchen to bring it back to a showroom finish.

The client sent a number of images which allowed me to assess the damage and to quote for the project. For a project like this its usual for us to offer to produce a hand painted sample for the clients in the colour of their choice. This gives the client a good indication of the colour choice in normal daylight and under artificial lighting. And allows the client to see the quality of our hand painted finish.

The client agreed to the costs and schedule for the work and a couple of weeks later the colour was chosen after extensive sampling . The state of the kitchen when we arrived on the first day was a general deterioration of the top coat and some water damage on the kick boards around the cooking area.

Our preferred method of hand painting is to remove all the doors , kickboards and drawers and paint these back in our workshop. Removing inframe doors with butt hinges is not for the faint hearted if you have not done this type of work before. Some doors over time will shift , stick or buckle and having the skill to repair these small issues is a bonus for us.

The next issue in dealing with this type of work is to catalog everything from what door goes where, to making sure the hinges and handles are matched to the same location they came from , as well as the magnetic latches.

All cataloging completed we could start washing the carcass removing any dirt and grease that has built up over the years. Before moving on to the sanding using our festool dustless sanding system which has proven invaluable over the years. Preparation work on the carcass and doors took a good 3 days to complete. Before we moved on to priming with Tikkurila waterborne adhesion primer which we use as a base coat for most of our projects. when it doesnt require something more specialist such as Zinsser Bin a shelac based primer which also acts as a stain block to avoid tanning which can occur in some hard woods like oak.

The finish coat selected by the client was Travertine Light from the Little Green Paint company in intelligent eggshell. We have been using this paint for about 3 years and it delivers every time. the darker shades like most good paints require a matching base coat to produce the finish we are looking for. For this project we applied 2 base coats and 3 top coats.

The final 2 days of this 2 week project was spent refitting all doors and drawer fronts. Completing finishing touch ups and happily we only had a single door that was slightly out of alignment requiring a paper spacer behind the hinge to bring the door back to its correct position.
Our Clients Brenden an Claire where fanstastic and gave us the time and space we required.

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